Let's Go (Calvin Harris song)

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"Let's Go"
Single by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
from the album 18 Months
Released 30 March 2012
Format Digital download, CD single, picture disc
Recorded Late 2011–2012
Genre
Length 3:46
Label Columbia, Deconstruction, Fly Eye
Writer(s) Adam Wiles, Shaffer Smith
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Off the Record"
(2011)
"Let's Go"
(2012)
"We'll Be Coming Back"
(2012)
Ne-Yo singles chronology
"Leave You Alone"
(2012)
"Let's Go"
(2012)
"Lazy Love"
(2012)

"Let's Go" is a song by Scottish disc jockey Calvin Harris, featuring vocals from American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2012 as the third single from Harris's album 18 Months.[1] On 29 April 2012, precisely a week after its release, "Let's Go" debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending dated 5 May 2012— marking Harris' third consecutive number two hit (held off by Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe").[2] As of July 2012, the song has sold 376,000 downloads in the United States.[3] It also appeared on the deluxe version of Ne-Yo's fifth studio album, R.E.D. The song received a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 55th Grammy Awards to be held in February 2013.

The song was used for a Pepsi and Pepsi Max advert that features Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Wojciech Szczęsny, Frank Lampard, Sergio Agüero and Jack Wilshere.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy blog gave the song a positive review stating:

"It's not about what you've done, it's about what you're doing," he aptly states over Calvin's unmistakable electronic flourishes of euphoric synths and speaker-jumping beats, which happens to soundtrack an impressive footballer-starring Pepsi Max ad campaign. Coincidentally, the final result isn't too different from the fizzy beverage; it's sparkling, addictive and sure to give you a burst of energy. 4/5 stars.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on May 14, 2012 on Vevo. It begins with the people all around the world doing something and also exciting things before one of them goes to the club where Harris is seen DJing the party. Ne-Yo appears in the back seat in the car singing the song.

Live performances[edit]

Ne-Yo performed "Let's Go" at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, also incorporating Janet Jackson's "I Get Lonely" into the song.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Go" (Radio Edit) 3:46
CD Single[citation needed]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Go" (Radio Edit) 3:46
2. "Let's Go" (Extended Mix) 6:01
12" Picture Disc[citation needed]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Go" (Extended Mix) 6:01
2. "Let's Go" (Radio Edit) 3:46
3. "Let's Go" (Calvin Harris Mix) 6:32
Digital EP[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Go" (Radio Edit) 3:46
2. "Let's Go" (Extended Mix) 6:01
3. "Let's Go" (Calvin Harris Mix) 6:32
4. "Let's Go"   3:54

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Belgium[7] 30 March 2012 Digital download Columbia, Deconstruction, Fly Eye
New Zealand[37]
Ireland[38] 20 April 2012
United Kingdom[1] 22 April 2012
United States[39] 22 May 2012 Mainstream radio airplay Ultra

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Lane, Dan (2013-01-02). "The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles Of 2012 Revealed!". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  3. ^ Andrew Hampp (2012-07-20). "10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  4. ^ OFFICIAL Pepsi Max Crowd Surfing TV Commercial 2012 - Kick in the Mix (Calvin Harris)
  5. ^ Lewis Corner (2012-04-19). "Calvin Harris - 'Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)' - Single Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Ludacris and More Close Out NBA All-Star Weekend 2013 - Billboard". Billboard. February 18, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let's Go". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
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  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let's Go" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Calvin Harris Album & Song Chart History" Brasil Hot 100 Airplay for Calvin Harris.
  13. ^ "Calvin Harris Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Calvin Harris.
  14. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let's Go". Tracklisten.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let's Go" (in French). Les classement single.
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  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
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  21. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
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  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let's Go". Singles Top 60.
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  25. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Dance Chart.
  26. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  27. ^ "Calvin Harris Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Calvin Harris.
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  30. ^ "Calvin Harris Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Calvin Harris.
  31. ^ "Calvin Harris Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Calvin Harris.
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  33. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Calvin Harris – Let's Go". Music Canada. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  34. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 2012" (in hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  35. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 2012". BBC Radio 1. BBC Online. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  36. ^ "Best of 2012 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  37. ^ "Calvin Harris - 'Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo) [Radio Edit]' – Single". iTunes Store (New Zealand). Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  38. ^ "Calvin Harris - 'Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)' – Digital EP". iTunes Store (Ireland). Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  39. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 

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